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Re: Bow Building

Postby Radamus » April 6th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Look at the POP! on that zebra wood! Yeah Baby! Nice!!!
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » April 6th, 2017, 6:25 pm

Radamus wrote:Look at the POP! on that zebra wood! Yeah Baby! Nice!!!

Thanks! I'm really happy with the zebrawood. I was worried that it would just look like maple with dark stripes, but it's all pretty dark. Plus I think the stripes going at different angles will work sort of like a natural camouflage.


So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men. - Maurice Thompson
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » April 7th, 2017, 8:25 am

Forgot to mention that this year our school is hosting the regional wood working competition. I'm hoping that some other people built bows and that we can find some time to shoot them before or after the show.


So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men. - Maurice Thompson
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 5th, 2017, 4:53 pm

Took first at regionals. On to states! I'm hoping to do a bit better this year than with the Heavy Recurve. It's incredible walking around the show and seeing the projects and the detail that goes into them. My buddy took best in show with his canoe, which was really cool.
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So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men. - Maurice Thompson
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Re: Bow Building

Postby JimboCrow » May 5th, 2017, 7:07 pm

Very nice Trenton! Very nice indeed! Congratulations from the backwoods of Alberta! Here's hoping you go all the way this year, but as I'm sure you've realized by now, there's so much more to it than just winning. Nicely done!

Please keep us virtual hunters updated, we live for good news like this from the outside world. ;) :lol: I look forward to killing my first Dall Sheep with it when EW gets their ducks in a row.... :D
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We need InstinctiveArcher's new bow. EW, please port it, paint it, and put it in the store pronto! TYVM! ;)

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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 5th, 2017, 8:25 pm

JimboCrow wrote:Very nice Trenton! Very nice indeed! Congratulations from the backwoods of Alberta! Here's hoping you go all the way this year, but as I'm sure you've realized by now, there's so much more to it than just winning. Nicely done!

Please keep us virtual hunters updated, we live for good news like this from the outside world. ;) :lol: I look forward to killing my first Dall Sheep with it when EW gets their ducks in a row.... :D

Thanks Jim. Yes, it is absolutely more than just winning. I get way more satisfaction from watching my arrows fly though the air then seeing a blue ribbon pinned on a plaque. I'll let you know what happens at states though.

I like your signature :lol:


So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men. - Maurice Thompson
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Re: Bow Building

Postby Tanngnjostr » May 6th, 2017, 3:46 am

Congrats Trenton. :) I have the biggest respect for such skilled craftsmanship! (I barely manage to put a nail straight into a wall. :oops: )
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Re: Bow Building

Postby walt133 » May 6th, 2017, 9:21 am

Tanngnjostr wrote:Congrats Trenton. :) I have the biggest respect for such skilled craftsmanship! (I barely manage to put a nail straight into a wall. :oops: )
You are funny Marc! :lol: :lol: If you have trouble hammering the nail straight into the wall you just need a bigger hammer head. :lol:

And congratulation Trenton! It must be so rewarding to see all the hard work you put into something come to the surface. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals! ;)
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 7th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Thanks guys.
Marc, I've never been able to put a nail in straight. I always bend them or put them in crooked. I've switched to screws :lol:

Thanks Walt. It's rewarding, but I wish that I hadn't gotten first. Now I'm going to state competition, but I just want my bow back so I can shoot it :lol:


So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men. - Maurice Thompson
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Re: Bow Building

Postby InstinctiveArcher » May 12th, 2017, 4:55 pm

Just got an email from my shop teacher. I was unable to make it to state competition this year so I told him to let me know what happened. My bow took 6th overall. I'm really happy with this. Much better than my 11th last year :)


So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men. - Maurice Thompson

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